Government sends mixed messages on commitment to international graduate immigration

June 6, 2014

For immediate release

Halifax, Nova Scotia – Nova Scotia students greeted the Province’s decision to permit international graduates to access the Provincial Nominee Program’s Skilled Worker stream with confusion. While the change may facilitate some students’ immigration, it comes only weeks after the government cut $35 million from retention of domestic and international graduates.

“We are pleased that the Province, universities and businesses are increasingly recognizing international students’ significant immigration potential,” said StudentsNS Executive Director Jonathan Williams. “However, today’s positive announcement is overshadowed by the government’s decision to cut $35 million from youth retention just two months ago.” More